CONTEST STATUS - Last update: FRI ... 14-JUL-17 @ 8:30 PM EDT

Winter '17 / '18 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
19th Annual 'Regular Season'
Season starts when the first flakes start a'flyin'

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17th Annual 'Season-total'
Entries accepted between 01-NOV-17 and 30-NOV-17
Verification period: 01-DEC-17 through 31-MAR-18

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Winter '16 / '17 - Snowfall Forecast Contests
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18th Annual 'Regular Season'
FINAL results here
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16th Annual 'Season-total'
FINAL results here

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Contest #2 - Sneak Preview

The mid-level system behind this weekend/s impending nor'easter...and Contest Storm #2...is coming ashore along the SW CONUS coast this evening. This will be the first opportunity for the upper air network to sample this feature and provide 'real' data about it during the 00z NWP model initialization.

All of the model runs up until now have incorporated ACARS and derived cloud track / H20v satellite-derived winds. These remote observing platforms provide valuable data to the models but it/s not as good as the data from rawindsondes.

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